98 YEARS OLD AND ALONE

Reviewing the final details with Brad Fleming.

Reviewing the final details with Brad Fleming.

Living alone at age 98 is rare.  And it is risky.  A gentleman with no close family was doing so when his doctor reported him to the public agency that investigates neglected elders.  Adult Protective Services (APS) filed a court case to have the man declared incompetent.  Matt Freeze handled the case as the court-appointed guardian ad litem.  His client was adamant about staying in the apartment he had lived in for 37 years.  He had been getting only a couple hours of help each day, but this was ending.  For several weeks, Matt collaborated with APS to set up a new support system.  Ultimately, the client’s limitations made this impossible, so Matt recommended a guardian be appointed.  The court agreed.

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